Executive Leadership Team
Dr. Bob Klein, PhD Executive Director
Bob has been working with math circles since 2012. A past director of the
Navajo Nation Math Circles project, Bob has worked with students, teachers, parents, community members, and educational leadership on engaging mathematics, rural education, and community collaboration. Bob is proud to be an adopted member of the Navajo Tribal clan, Todích’íí’nii (Bitter Water). He has worked with indigenous peoples from around the world in the U.S., México, Guatemala, Panamá, and Nepal. He resides in Athens, Ohio, USA. Bob is also the Executive Director of Math Unbounded, a similar effort in international settings.
Dr. Tatiana Shubin, PhD Co-Director
Tatiana is one of the founders of the Navajo Nation Math Circles project and
brings a long history of working with math circles, including one of the original math circles in the United States. She is a Sequoyah Fellow in the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and is an adopted member of the Navajo Tribal clan, Todích’íí’nii (Bitter Water). She resides in Oakland, California, USA.
Dr. Amanda Serenevy, PhD Co-Director
Amanda learned about math circles in one of the earliest math circles in the United States (Boston’s The Math Circle with Ellen and Robert Kaplan). She is a past director of the Navajo Nation Math Circles project and currently is the Executive Director of the Riverbend Community Mathematics Center in South Bend, Indiana.
Dr. Henry Fowler, EdD Co-Director
Henry co-founded the Navajo Nation Math Circles project and brings a passion
for education and mathematics to the AIMC. His extensive history of advocating on behalf of Navajo STEM education and opportunities for indigenous students and teachers is visionary. Henry chairs the Department of Mathematics at Diné College, the oldest tribally-controlled community college in the United States. He is of the Diné and currently resides in Wheatfields, AZ, Diné Bikeyah.
Regional coordinators are local educators or community members who serve as regional contacts, organizers, and contacts for those interested in doing more with or learning more about the work of the AIMC.
Ms. Beth Cammarata is a mathematics teacher leader at Santa Fe Indian School and teaches students from New Mexico’s 19 Pueblo tribes as well as students of the Diné and Apache tribes. Beth serves the Central New Mexico region.
Ms. Donna Fernandez is an accomplished teacher of mathematics at Navajo Preparatory Academy and a MESA Coordinator. She is of the Pomo and resides in Farmington, New Mexico and sometimes in California. Donna coordinates the Four Corners Math Teachers’ Circle workshops. Donna serves the Four Corners region (AZ, CO, NM, UT).
Mr. James Taylor is the Director of the New Mexico Math Circles Collaborative and a retired teacher of mathematics from the Santa Fe Preparatory School (Santa Fe, NM). James has worked with math circles and math festivals for nearly a decade. James serves the New Mexico region broadly.
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